When remodeling you bathroom, there are several items that you need to select in order to create a harmonious, functional, and aesthetic bathroom. One of the many items you need to select and should not be overlooked is the shower floor. The shower floor makes a statement and unifies the design of the bathroom. It also significantly contributes to your shower’s slip resistance and floor slope. Dulles Kitchen and Bath is here to help you make this all-important choice by giving you some tips and guidelines about the different shower floor materials available.
Tip 1: If you are striving towards a continuous, clean look then use the same material you used on the shower pan for the shower floor.
Tip 2: Ensure that your shower floor tiles are of a small size. Generally speaking, shower tiles should not be larger than 6” * 6’’. It is recommended that the shower tile be 4’’*4’’ or even smaller to cover a sloping floor as well as to ensure there is enough grout underlining the underfoot to increase slip resistance.
Tip 3: Consider going with pebbles for a shower floor as they are naturally slip-resistant and they feel really relaxing under your feet.
Tip 4: You can also go with penny tile rounds to bring a fun atmosphere to your shower. The penny tiles also provide a lot of traction to minimize any instances of slipping while in the shower.
Tip 5: if you are using mosaic tile for the bathroom then you should also use smaller tiles of the same design for your shower floor tile. This will help you achieve a more unified look. Most tiles come in a variety of sizes so that you can match different areas of the bath with the same design of tile but with different sizes.